UX Glossary

Cognitive walkthrough

An inspection method for evaluating the design of a user interface, with special attention to how well the interface supports 'exploratory learning,' i.e., first-time use without formal training. The evaluation is done by having a group of evaluators go step-by-step through commonly used tasks. It can be performed by evaluators in the early stages of design, before performance testing is possible.


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